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Brave & Maiden

Every patch of earth has a story rooted deep in its soil – an evolving, unfolding story.

Since the mid 1990s, our sustainably farmed vineyard has been preparing itself for a new chapter. We’re now composing that chapter under the name Brave & Maiden Estate. We take our name from the “Legend of Nojoqui” (pronounced Naw-ho-wee), an indigenous incarnation of Romeo & Juliet. Set at the nearby Nojoqui Falls, the legend recounts the story of star-crossed lovers who choose death over separation. Inspired generic cialis india by such profound dedication, we’ve committed ourselves to crafting the most exquisite wines our estate can yield. The 2011 Union is Brave & Maiden’s inaugural offering. This proprietary red blend is a pairing of grapes not always found together in one bottle. The classic Rhône varietal, Syrah, finds a unique expression in this blend with traditional grapes of Bordeaux: Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Together, they form a wine that not only exhibits the best of our vineyard, but is representative of the varietal strengths of the Santa Ynez Valley. Our vision for Brave & Maiden is twofold: to be vintners tenaciously striving to capture greatness in a bottle and to be gracious hosts, eager to create for you an incomparable and unforgettable experience of our wines.

“Brave & Maiden: A new chapter from the storied Santa Ynez Valley”

Consulting Winemaker: Paul Hobbs

Wines Produced

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Red Blend
  • Sauvignon Blanc